Comdr. Roger C. Crow, Navy Cross: Scout Bomber in the Solomon Islands Campaign

Editor’s note:  Roger C. Crow was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 25, 1919 and died on January 9, 2008. 

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CMDR. Roger C. Crow, U.S.N.

Citation: Navy Cross

War: World War II

Commander Roger C. Crow (then Ensign) United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism as pilot of a scout bomber during action against enemy Japan forces in the Solomon Islands campaign on August 24, 1942 participating in a rigorous and persistent dive-bombing attack against a Japanese aircraft carrier, Ensign Crow, fighting through a bursting hail of anti-aircraft fire and violent aerial opposition, contributed to the serious damaging of the enemy vessel. Aggressively attacking hostile aircraft during return flight to his own carrier, he shot down three and effectively damaged two. His relentless fighting spirit and courageous devotion to duty, maintained with complete disregard for his own personal safety, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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Commander Roger C. Crow

Commander Roger C. Crow

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